The wardroom mess officer is responsible for the
General--The ship's store and retail clothing
operation of the officer's dining and berthing areas.
component procures, receives, stores, issues, and sells
The Wardroom Mess division (S-5) buys, receives,
ship's store and clothing items; operates resale and
stores, issues, and accounts for the foods and material
service activities; maintains related records; and
needed. It is responsible for preparing and serving food
prepares reports, returns, and correspondence.
for the officers. It is also responsible for the
Records and Returns--Records and returns
maintenance and cleanliness of officer berthing areas
functions include determining requirements for retail
(also known as staterooms).
items and operating supplies; preparing requisitions
General--The wardroom mess component
and purchase documents, processing receipt and
procures, receives, stores, issues, and accounts for
maintaining related files and records; accounting for
Records--The record section maintains records on
operating supplies and retail items; and preparing
all stores belonging to the wardroom mess.
related correspondence, reports, and returns.
Stowage--Stowage functions include the receipt,
prepare and serve food.
storage, and issue of retail items and operating
supplies; the maintenance of related records; and the
Operating Space--The wardroom mess is
cleanliness and upkeep of assigned storage spaces.
responsible for cleaning and maintaining spaces
assigned to the wardroom.
Sales--Sales functions include the operation of
the retail sales outlets such as the ship's store, clothing
· Aviation Stores (S-6 Division):
store, soda fountain, and vending machines;
The aviation support officer (ASO) is directly
maintaining related records; and the cleanliness and
responsible to the stores officer for the proper
upkeep of assigned spaces.
administration of the Aviation Support division
Service Activities--Service activity functions
(ASD). The Aviation Support division (S-6) is also
include the operation of the ship's store service
known as the Aviation Stores division on some ships.
a c t iv i t i e s s u c h a s l a u n d r y, b a r b e r, t a i l o r, a n d
Its basic functions include receiving, storing, and
dry-cleaning shops; maintaining related records; and
issuing material in support of aviation maintenance.
the cleanliness and upkeep of assigned storage spaces.
General--When an aviation stores division is
· Disbursing (S-4 Division):
established, it performs all functions related to
procurement, receipt, stowage, and issue of aviation
The disbursing officer (DO) is responsible for
collecting and disbursing public funds aboard ship.
Records and Reports--Records and reports
The disbursing officer is the head of the S-4 division.
include accounting for all aviation material.
He or she performs all of the afloat pay and allowance
General--The disbursing component collects and
The material officer is responsible for receipt,
disburses all public funds aboard ship and performs all
stowage, issue and inventory of consumable items.
afloat pay and allowance functions.
Also responsible for material handling during onload
Pay Records--Pay record functions include the
and offload including UNREP evolutions.
maintenance of military pay records and preparing
HAZMAT control is responsible for the proper
Public Vouchers--Public voucher functions
receipt, stowage, issue, inventory and accountability of
include the preparation and verification of public
all hazardous material used onboard the ship.
vouchers as required.
· Supply Quality Assurance (S-10 Division):
Financial Returns--Financial return functions
include payments and collections of all public funds
The supply quality assurance (SQA) officer is
and preparation of reports and financial returns.
responsible for determining supply department
· Wardroom Mess (S-5 Division):
performance. The SQA officer does this by directing